Balrothery Natural Heritage
Lovely picture taken today of the Common Spotted orchid(Dactylorhiza fuchsii), Nuacht bhallach
Growing well in the marsh wildlife area beside Balrothery Football field.
Flowering time: May-August. Tuberous perennial. Native.
Pale-pink flowers, with purple spots, streaks. Occasionally white. Flower spike conical, becoming cylindrical. Deep 3-lobed lip, pointed lobes, Mid-lobe longest. Basal leaves broad-elliptical, blunt, transverse elongated purple spots, sometimes un-spotted. Solid stems. Slender growth. Very variable. 15-4
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